Nadel explains, “I have sought ways to inspire viewers visually, introducing them to worlds and realities they might not have otherwise considered. My belief is that aesthetics are a powerful and successful entry point for educating people; beauty no just for beauty’s sake, but as a tool to excite and inform.”
The residency will be the final stage in Mr. Nadel’s project titled Getting the Water Right, a museum exhibition that documents the people and landscape of the Greater Everglades Watershed. Nadel has already crisscrossed the Greater Everglades Watershed to document how politics, culture, economy, and ecology have dynamically interacted, and often collided, to push the Everglades ecosystem to the edge of collapse.
“I have not yet spent any time in Everglades National Park as I wanted to leave the reason behind my project, the preservation [and] what remains of the Everglades eco-system, to last.”
“The Artist in Residence in Everglades will allow me to document the natural splendor of the Everglades landscape, the beauty of its native species, and the invasive animals and plants that threaten the ecosystem.”
Other AIRIE Information
1. Save the Date: Everglades Day Trip April 5th
Miami, Florida- A tour in which all proceeds will benefit the Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE)Program. Miami-based artist and AIRIE Board Member Christy Gast will host a day trip to the Hole-in-the-Donut region of the Everglades in conjunction with her solo exhibition at Locust Projects entitled Inholdings. The tour begins at Locust Projects with a private chat about the work in the show. From there we will board an exclusive motor coach with artists and scientists and tour the sites that inspired the work--slash pine forests, tomato fields, an ecological restoration project and a nuclear missile base. The tour will include a picnic lunch, and will last about 6 hours round trip. RSVP to email@example.com.
2. AIRIE in the News
Click here to read Bill Maxwell's essay in the Tampa Bay Times about his experience living and working in the River of Grass.
January AIRIE Fellow Rodney Dickson at the Windows@Walgreens event
Click here to see fellow Rodney Dickson's work at ArtCenter South Florida's Windows@Walgreens in North Miami Beach. The exhibition will be on display from Feb.1- March 16.
Click here for a link to Irreversible magazine's AIRIE profile and profile on AIRIE Fellow Gustavo Matamoros.